Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Walking and Sketching in Sandwich

This morning looked sunny and inviting and I had plans to go to Sandwich and do some sketching. I packed my paints, my sketchbook, my good pen and my camera along with some water and my sweatshirt. It was pretty warm but one never knows. It is Cape Cod, after all.
I started at the newly reopened Thornton Burgess Museum on Water St., where my husband had been working hard to have everything spiffed up and ready for another summer season. The museum is right on Shawme Pond and has a great herb garden so there's plenty to draw. There are also plenty of these....
The parent Canada geese were a bit wary but as long as I kept my distance they didn't seem to mind me sketching their little ones. By this time the sky was getting really dark and I could hear thunder in the distance.
The geese didn't seem too impressed but the thunder got closer and closer and finally the sky began to light up with lightening and I headed inside....
The rain began but most of the storm seemed to pass north of us so before long I was able to go outside and finish sketching...
I stopped over at Green Briar and then headed to the Game Farm where I did more sketching and walking...
and as I often do, I kept a list of the birds, etc. that I saw or heard. i also fooled around with some ideas for kid's poems...

It wasn't the perfect sunny spring day I started out to paint in but it ended up quite a nice day to walk and sketch and sit and watch the red tailed hawk get harassed by smaller birds...

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